Category Archives: Apologetics

Does God still love the people He sends to hell?

God does not send people to hell based on emotion but law.  Break the law and if it demands it, the judge has to punish the lawbreaker no matter how much he loves them.  God’s law is one with His nature and demands sin be punished.  That’s why Jesus was punished and died for sins on the cross – to fulfill God’s law so a pardon could be extended to those how would receive it.

This type of question often implies it is contradictory for a loving God to send people to hell.  It’s actually contradictory for a loving God to ignore His law and justice by automatically rewarding lawbreakers with heaven.

I don’t believe the Bible – men wrote it

Of course men wrote the Bible.  Who claims any differently!  The implication here is that the bible is not from God but just a man-made book.  But just because men wrote the bible does not mean God did not have a hand in its authorship.   If God can create the Universe, can’t He inspire a select number of people to accurately write down some books for Him?

2 Timothy 3:16  “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, …”

Matthew 7:12  “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”

When I read other peoples writings, I do not convict them as being guilty of lying until proven innocent, in part because I don’t want people doing that to me.  Therefore, people who also hold to the Golden Rule should extend the same liberty to the bible as they do their own writings.

Will your good deeds outweigh the bad?

If our good deeds outweigh our bad deeds, will we enter heaven? Many people think so but what does God think?

1.  God cannot be bribed with good deeds

Deuteronomy 10:17 “For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of
lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and
takes no bribe.”

2.  Any bad deed can keep one out of heaven

James 2:10 “For whoever keeps the whole law buy fails in one point has
become accountable for all of it.”

3.  Therefore, most people will not enter heaven

Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way
is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the
gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are
few.”